The Old Republic taking players from World of Warcraft

Activision reported last month that this World of Warcraft subscriber base fell to 10.2 million. What landed that dip? According to Blizzard, the drop was due partly to rival massively multiplayer online role-playing game Star Wars: The Old Republic.  Blizzard says some gamers are leaving Azeroth for outer space.    WOW senior producer John Lagrave told Eurogamer with SWTOR Credits an event recently which the dip in WOW subscriptions is not a surprise. He also noted that some gamers are waiting before Mists of Pandaria expansion arrives to resume Azeroth.    “We’ve seen a dip in subs,” he was quoted saying. “It certainly has got to at least be because of The Old Republic, nonetheless it’s also attributable to Buy SWTOR Credits folks who want to wait and acquire Mists of Pandaria, so it is not surprising.”    Star Wars: The Old Republic shipped in December 2011 and quickly recorded sales of 2 million and tallied a dynamic subscriber base of a.7 million.    Next up for WOW would be the Mists of Pandaria expansion. The add-on is set within the new continent of Pandaria and focuses within the Pandaren also as the monk player class. The expansion pack, which does not employ a release date, will likely increase the player level cap to 90.

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